Low Tech Solar Eclipse Viewing Options

Even if you’re not in the path of the total eclipse later today, you can still see an exciting celestial phenomenon. Here in southern Wisconsin, just under 90 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. You can find the degree and timing of the eclipse by typing in your location at timeanddate.com‘s total solar eclipse page. We’ll be enjoying the partial eclipse around 1:15 p.m. (CST) from across the street in the Cooksville commons.

Even partial eclipses are dangerous to view and NASA has put out a few helpful tips on safe viewing.

We were unable to get solar eclipse glasses and do not have no. 14 welding glasses, so we’ll be using a pinhole or binocular projector. If you have a room with windows oriented in the right direction, you could even do a full-room camera obscura, as in the following video.

Get outside and enjoy the eclipse!


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